BOH Interview: Onkar Sawant

Onkar Sawant is the security manager at The Taj Dubai; he has been with the operator since 1995 and shares an insight into the important business of safety and security and the emergency manual he created for the hotel brand

The Act hotel: Drawing a crowd

The Act hotel: Drawing a crowd

A new five-star hotel in Sharjah revolves around the concept of a theatre

New Opening: Sheraton Oman

New Opening: Sheraton Oman

The hotel, Muscat's tallest tower block, is prepared to put to bed all the mystery shrouding its delay as it readies itself to offer the Sultanate an experience that surpasses the ordinary

BOH Interview: Marina Milic

BOH Interview: Marina Milic

Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi marketing manager Marina Milic talks about the digital revolution and how she has found faith in social influencers

First Saudi female GM appointed by Rezidor

First Saudi female GM appointed by Rezidor

Rezidor appoints Maram Kokandi as its general manager in Jeddah, making her the first Saudi Arabian woman to become a general manager in hospitality

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza appoints GM

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza appoints GM

Dimitrios Zarikos has joined the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza as regional vice president and general manager

Alan Stocker joins Waldorf Astoria RAK as GM

Alan Stocker joins Waldorf Astoria RAK as GM

With nearly three decades of hospitality experience, Alan Stocker joins the Ras Al Khaimah team from the Waldorf Astoria Beijing

Cenk Unverdi promoted to Rixos the Palm GM role

Cenk Unverdi promoted to Rixos the Palm GM role

Hotel manager of the five-star resort on The Palm Jumeirah promoted to take over as general manager

HR Interview: Ben Bengougam

HR Interview: Ben Bengougam

Hilton Worldwide EMEA vice president of human resources Ben Bengougan talks about keeping hoteliers motivated and enthusiastic at their companies

GM Interview: Edwin Wijkhuijs

GM Interview: Edwin Wijkhuijs

The veteran hotelier shares the operational strategy for the property, and offers a sneak peek into his added responsibilities at the soon-to-open Four Points by Sheraton in Sharjah

XVA Art's Barnabas triumphs as GM of the Year

XVA Art's Barnabas triumphs as GM of the Year

XVA Art Hotel general manager Moses Barnabas presided over the heritage hotel's renovation, and received the 2017 Hotelier Express General Manager of the Year (Independent Hotel) Award

Centro Sharjah's Kasch named GM of the Year

Centro Sharjah's Kasch named GM of the Year

The other nominees in the category were: Satish Nambiar, GM of Citymax Hotels Bur Dubai; and, Hani Shahwan hotel manager, Tulip Inn Hotel, Ras Al Khaimah

New Recruit: Matthias Widor

New Recruit: Matthias Widor

Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi's Matthias Widor is a first-time general manager, and is raring to take on the role

Roundtable: Collaborative spirit

Roundtable: Collaborative spirit

ATM and Hotelier Middle East meet the experts at the Westin Dubai – Al Habtoor City to find out which direction the spa and wellness sector is headed in

Gulfood 2017 Preview: Bigger and better

Gulfood 2017 Preview: Bigger and better

The world's largest annual food and hospitality trade show is back, with 2017 marking the 22nd outing of the exhibition. We bring you a guide of what to see and do.

New Opening: Metropolitan Hotel

New Opening: Metropolitan Hotel

Dubai The old Metropolitan Hotel Dubai was demolished in 2012 to create space for the Al Habtoor City project.


EDITOR'S CHOICE »
Comment: Changing operators
Opinion Comment: Changing operators

Why are hotels seeing rebrands in this region?

News Analysis: Food Wars
Research News Analysis: Food Wars

Why do hotels often look to open established F&B brands whether international partnerships or franchises, rather than grow their own restaurant concepts?

Head to Head: Vida Downtown Dubai
FOOD & BEVERAGE Head to Head: Vida Downtown Dubai

The culinary offering at Vida Downtown Dubai is being reinvented

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